Welcome to a new year of inspired exhibitions
and engaging programs at the Kamloops Art
Gallery. This year is particularly poignant as
celebrations acknowledging Canada’s 150th
birthday abound. We also welcome Adrienne
Fast to the Gallery as our Interim Curator and
I’m delighted to have my role as Executive
Director confirmed. With the incredible team
here at the Gallery and the renewed energy, I
look forward to more people coming through
our doors and taking in all we have to offer.
The year begins with an exhibition coming
to us from the Helen and Morris Belkin
Gallery at the University of British Columbia.
Equally beautiful and challenging Becoming
Animal/Becoming Landscape curated by
Scott Watson brings us highlights from the
Belkin’s permanent collection and exquisitely
represents this gallery’s focus on collecting
Canadian and British Columbian avant-garde
work. Paired with this exhibition, curator
Charo Neville brings us Gestural Terrain by
a premiere artist of our region, Ann Kipling.
We are honoured at the Gallery to have such
a significant body of Kipling’s work in our
permanent collection. This winter exhibition
offers the opportunity to showcase Kipling’s
artistic excellence and the KAG’s commitment
to collecting and showcasing art work of
As we move into spring Kids these days and
superyoung come to us thanks to the effort
of independent curator Zoë Chan. These
exhibitions provide unique opportunities for
our audiences here in Kamloops to consider
contemporary perspectives on youth and
Presenting the work of Laura Findlay, a recent
visual art instructor at Thompson Rivers
University, and Matt MacIntosh, curator
with the Kamloops Museum & Archives,
provides the opportunity for our audiences to
connect with how each of these artists uses
The Cube space to feature new work. As an
admission-free Gallery adjacent to our Gallery
Store, The Cube can be visited anytime and
With all these various exhibitions and the
associated programs—including our popular
Drink & Draw evenings and DIY Thursday
art making nights—we look forward to you
taking the time to engage with us and to
propel dialogue around the importance of
art in our lives.
I encourage you to keep this Guide handy
and refer to our newly updated web site
for more information on all our exhibitions
and programs. This year brings a renewed
vitality and commitment from all of us at the
Kamloops Art Gallery. We hold dearly to the
commitment that art connects and enlivens us.
I look forward to your visit and to enjoying the
richness of our culture with you.
Kim Clarke Photography
Copyright © 2017, Kamloops Art Gallery. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by SiteCMTM— web content management made easy by ideaLEVER Solutions.
Site Map[ + ]